How much do I love my Mountainsmith system? So much that I designed the gear racks for my car around the Mountainsmith bag. I never go anywhere without it. I like to keep my stuff organized and this is a CDOers dream. CDO is much like OCD except that all the letters are in alphabetical order, as they should be. But anyway, back to the Hauler. It’s basically a big bag with three smaller bags inside it, but it’s so much more than that. The three smaller bags are different colors so you can easily access whatever gear you want, and it still stays organized easily. You’d think it would get too heavy when full, but it never does. Those zippers hide portals to another dimension, I swear. It’s easily hoisted out of the car and back again, and since everything has its place, it’s a one-step operation.
The big bag has a rubber-reinforced bottom so it can be set on rocks, dirt, what have you. Why you would want to do that if you’re going to put it back in your hyper-clean car is beyond me, but maybe others aren’t quite as worried about their perfectly clean carpet. Each smaller bag has its own haul straps if you need to grab just one, and they’re all made with great construction and padded sides to protect your stuff. The big bag zippers shut over the smaller bags, giving others the illusion of organization even if you are secretly a cube slob. Whether you’re folding carefully or wantonly stuffing, the Modular Hauler has a place for everything.
One of my favorite features is the interchangeability of components. I took out one of the regular inner bags and substituted the K-9 Cube to make sure my dog not only had all his gear but that it was organized as well. It fit just perfectly, and since there are lots of specialty cubes to be had, you can customize the hauler to carry whatever you want! If I were to design the perfect cube combination, I’d take the K-9 Cube, the Bike Cube, and the Boot Cube. Oh, and the Cooler Cube and a Basic Cube for good measure. Hmm, guess I need a bigger hauler.